This weekend is the Call of Duty League (CDL) championship tournament. Fans can tune in to watch the best Call of Duty: Modern Warfare teams compete live on August 29 and 30, and viewers have a chance to earn in-game rewards and potentially a spot in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta.
The items you can win for watching will differ throughout the weekend:
- Codes for the CDL Champs Pack — which includes tons of in-game items and unique skins for Call of Duty Modern Warfare — will be given out to random viewers during Saturday’s stream.
- The Black Ops Cold War beta codes will drop randomly throughout Sunday’s championship match. Activision is giving away 10,000 codes, so viewers have decent odds of winning.
- All viewers will earn an exclusive CDL Knife Blueprint in-game item for Call of Duty Modern Warfare by tuning in for at least 30 minutes on Sunday.
The full schedule and list of possible rewards are available on the Official CDL Championship page.
How to win the in-game items and beta codes
To earn these it, you’ll need to sign in with an Activision account and watch the matches on CallofDutyLeague.com (The matches will also be livestreamed on YouTube, but you won’t get the special rewards by watching there.) Here’s how to get everything prepped:
- Go to The CDL Championship website.
- Click the link to create an Activision account under the “Sign Up” banner.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to create and verify your new account (you can skip this and just sign in here if you already have one).
- Next, you’ll need to link your Xbox, PlayStation, or Battle.net accounts to your Activision profile. Sign in to your Activision Account and go to the “Account Linking” menu.
- Select the platform you wish to link to your Activision account (you can only link one platform).
- Sign in to the account you’re trying to link then follow any prompts to complete the process.
- You can now earn in-game rewards during this weekend’s CDL Championship finals on CallofDutyLeague.com.
All rewards will be distributed by email, including the beta code for Black Ops Cold War. You’ll need to be signed in and watching the stream to be eligible — or at least it will need to appear that way.
We don’t know how Activision confirms if someone is actively watching, but streaming platforms can tell when viewers have a video in the background or muted. As long as the stream is open and playing in your browser, you should be eligible. Set your PC and monitor to not go to sleep, and consider using an app like Caffeine to ensure your screen stays alive if you plan on being away from the computer during the matches. (You can even try something like Move Mouse, if a shot of virtual coffee isn’t enough to fool the website into thinking you’re watching.)